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This course on Disaster Risk Reduction, co-organized by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal, Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) in Mozambique, and the Danida Fellowship Centre (DFC) is a three week course.
The spate of deadly disasters in the past 10 years stands testimony to the region’s vulnerability, especially that of isolated and often impoverished mountain communities.
The Himalayan region faces a greater uncertainty of earthquakes and question come to peoples’ mind on when, where, and how big. Science has not developed enough to predict earthquakes and even California in US is still struggling to develop
resources. It is also a multi-hazard environment, one of many in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), where floods, landslides, and droughts affect millions of
By the mid-monsoon, flash floods of Bhote Koshi had already swept away more than 65 houses and placed 200 more at risk. With rains becoming heavier, further damage was expected.
2013 Monsoon Floods in Nepal and India: What happened and what could have been done?
ICIMOD, through its Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS) regional programme, has implemented the SERVIR-Himalaya initiative since 2010 with support from USAID and NASA. The main objective of the SERVIR Himalaya initiative is to
Below normal rainfall most likely in South Asia this year, say experts